Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct. 1: Mao Zedong Declares China's Founding

This image hangs on the Tiananmen Gate

On this day in 1949, classics writer Chairman Mao Zedong stood on the "Gate of Heavenly Peace" (Tiananmen) and declared the founding of the People's Republic of China--an event which had actually happened about 10 days earlier. Happy birthday, PRC, my home for over 11 years!

(A seriously light day in "classics history," by the way.)

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